Nursing Mothers Granted Tax Break
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Great news! Nursing moms are getting a new tax break from the IRS for breast pumps and other supplies.
The same proposal was rejected in 2010 because the IRS didn’t think breastfeeding had enough benefits to be considered medical care.
But the American Academy of Pediatrics and other breastfeeding advocates fought for the proposal, citing the many long-lasting health benefits of breast milk.
The IRS has changed their tune and will now allow mothers to count the cost of breast pumps and other supplies as a medical deduction.
Breastfeeding mothers can spend as much as $1,000 per year on breastfeeding supplies, so this is a much welcome tax break!